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Our Genealogical Helper for Pineknob ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Pineknob (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Pineknob. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Newspapers Published in Pineknob ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 8 newspapers that have been published in the area around Pineknob.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Pineknob, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Pineknob.

Cemeteries Near Pineknob ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Pineknob.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a new browser window will open with a Google map showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Pineknob covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Cooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bone Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cantley Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Dickens Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Webb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pettry Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cook Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Eunice Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sarrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Richmond Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bradford Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Massey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pettry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bone Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  N William Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Milam Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sarrett - Lemon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wills Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Honaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lafferty Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cantley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wills Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McGinnis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Massey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McGinnis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Scarbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Jarrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Jarrell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Daniels Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Workman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hurst Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Daniels Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rorrer Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Clay Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rorrer Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Price Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Harvey-Toler Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSE Richmond Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Flashman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Asbury Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Bailey Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Farmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Accord Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Farmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Worley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Trump Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Covey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Henderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cook Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Chambers Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Jarrells Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Snuffer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Trump Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McGinnis Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dillon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Jarrells Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Davis - Bailey Homestead Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Athey Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wiseman Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Daniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Workman Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Dunbar Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Moles Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Fulton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hodge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Estep - Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jasper Workman Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Workman Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ESE Trail Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lucas Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Tulliver Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ewing Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Workman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Maynor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hodge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Artie Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Stanley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Jarrells Branch Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Glen Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mordue Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Clay Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Snuffer Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Clay Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Turner Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  


Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<3>

While we didn't find Pineknob in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Pineknob.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Pineknob, with the one closest to Pineknob listed first.

Dry Creek   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) from Pineknob
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Dry Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Redbird   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Pineknob
 - Redbird had a post office and no railroad service
Crany   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Pineknob
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Crany had a post office and no railroad service
Matville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Pineknob
 - 1895 population of 9 people
 - Matville had a post office and no railroad service
Bald Knob   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Pineknob
 - Bald Knob had a post office and no railroad service
Jarrolds Valley   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Pineknob
 - 1895 population of 7 people
 - Jarrolds Valley had a post office and no railroad service
Clear Creek   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Pineknob
 - 1895 population of 11 people
 - Clear Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Bandytown   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Pineknob
 - Bandytown had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Pineknob. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Pineknob in the 1890's.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Pineknob is located in Raleigh County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Raleigh County: Boone, Fayette, Kanawha, Mercer, Summers & Wyoming.

Below are the counties that are near Pineknob. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Pineknob:

Raleigh     (The home county for Pineknob)
      Arnett   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Packsville   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Fairdale   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Tolleys   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Harper   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lester   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bradley   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Mabscott   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      MacArthur   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Old Mill Village   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Prosperity   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Crab Orchard   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Sophia   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lindytown - Historic   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bald Knob   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Rocklick   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Whitesville   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Twilight   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Elk Run Junction   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Janie   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bandytown   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Barrett   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Pondco   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bim   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Marnie   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Pax   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      McDunn   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Harvey   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Powellton   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Thurmond   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Smithers   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Beckwith   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cannelton   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gauley Bridge   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rainelle   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Carbon   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Acme   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Eskdale   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cabin Creek   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Handley   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hollygrove   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Winifrede   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      East Bank   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Glasgow   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pratt   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cedar Grove   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Chesapeake   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Belle   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Alum Creek   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sod   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Harts   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mallory   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mineral City   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Man   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Logan   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mitchell Heights   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Peach Creek   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Switzer   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      West Logan   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Omar   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Thompson Town   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Banco   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Chapmanville   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hedgeview   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Davy   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Kimball   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Welch   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Big Sandy   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Keystone   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Northfork   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Elkhorn   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Thorpe   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Iaeger   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gary   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Union City   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wyoming City   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Anawalt   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Weyanoke   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Matoaka   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bramwell   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Coopers   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Montcalm   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Athens   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Johnston Town   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gilbert   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Baisden   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gilbert Creek   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pie   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wharncliffe   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Musick   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Red Jacket   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Delbarton   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Blackberry City   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Matewan   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Beech Glen   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Jumping Branch   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hinton   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bellepoint   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Oceana   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Mullens   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Mullensville   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Pineville   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Clear Fork   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Baileysville   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Uno   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bud   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cub City   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
Pike (KY)
      Majestic (KY)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Freeburn (KY)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      McCarr (KY)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Stopover (KY)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Tazewell (VA)
      Pocahontas (VA)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Boissevain (VA)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Pineknob, see our County-by-County Page for Pineknob.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned that they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Pineknob:

These websites are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the West Virginia State Archives

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of West Virginia to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Raleigh County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greenbrier County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kanawha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Logan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
McDowell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mercer County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mingo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nicholas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Summers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wyoming County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tazewell County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Raleigh County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Raleigh County

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from West Virginia
Also see Diaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a West Virginia Community

About Raleigh County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Pineknob. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Pineknob. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Pineknob) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pineknob. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8432, Longitude: -81.4815     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pineknob have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Pineknob, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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